How did money from slavery help develop Greater Manchester?

John Naylor

John Naylor (1813-1889) of Leighton Hall was an art collector who inherited his wealth from his uncle Thomas Layland. Leighton Hall is outside Welshpool, Powys, Wales. Layland gave it to Naylor as a wedding present in 1847. Naylor invested significantly in rebuilding the house and gardens.

Layland had made his fortune from the state lottery and from the transatlantic slave trade as well as from real estate and banking in Liverpool. Further research is needed to establish the exact nature of his involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.